well, here is just one of the clan at the house. my ever so snuggly (haha not) mr. grumpy gills elroy.
i know, he looks so relaxed and chill in this picture... you'd think that i had drugged him up or something. nope. not at all.
i've had elroy since 2004. born at the end of october, he was my "garage christmas present" for the year. (garage christmas present = the big present of the year. in other years, i've gotten my holga camera & backpack, current computer desk, and savion glover tickets) his three other siblings went to homes for christmas eve gifts, and apparently he was supposed to go to someone, but i guess they changed their mind and never came. oh well. lucky me to get the grumpy one! i'm not sure why i chose the name of the character from the jetson's for him... but it is what it is. if i ever get him a kitty friend, it might just be necessary to name it "astro" just to keep with the theme :)
in recent months, he's become pretty mellow. well, still hissing and growling at me, but he makes more appearances out to the living room during the daytime, sitting on my mom's lap when i come home from work or bryan's, and flopping around on the floor like a fish out of water. trap him in the bathroom, and he's even been known to purr and act all cutesy. very strange.
yes, he's known as the resident devil cat, and i've already been informed that the day i move out, my parents are gladly paying the pet deposit to take him with me. it will be interesting to see if he remains an under the bed monster when it's just me that he has to deal with, or if he will change his ways. i guess we'll find out in a matter of time.
fun cat fact: murphy, velcro, elroy & rufus all came from the same mommy cat who used to hang around. we called her bootsie. pretty sure elroy & rufus were from the same daddy cat. we called him daddy cat. creative, i know.